Not wanting to leave T Rex (Tim Wilding) out, I should mention that he too will be rocking a new steed for the Huka XL, but unlike Samara's, his has clown wheels and is made of plastic. Well, carbon actually, and as you can see from these pics it's a pretty sweet build. Tim says his gear selection and cadence hasn't changed at all on his new Santa Cruz Tallboy with the switch to 29er wheels which can only mean one thing; he's going faster than normal. And unlike the rest of the pro field racing at the Huka XL, Mr Rex has a little extra riding on it. You see he works for Contact (Taupo's main sponsor) and I'm sure there is pressure round the water cooler to back up his Lake Hawea Contact Epic first place with a second win in Taupo (he did take the win at the inaugural event). So it looks like Cabin and T Rex will be battling it out for 29er supremacy this weekend which will be very interesting to watch (not that I'll be able to see from the back of the field...).
Francois Bally-Maitre takes the title at the third Andes Pacifico.
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The first round is done and dusted and what a race. Thank god the weather held off, and gifted us some extremely tight racing on a hell of a track proved to be a stellar way to open the season.
Ric and Chris run us through the six stages that face the riders in Derby, Tasmania for round 2 of this years Enduro World Series
A new look for Team Chain Reaction Cycles as they kick off there EWS campaign here in Rotorua. The season is here
Long, loose and dusty tracks; River swims and cold beers; Quality yarns in the memory of a legend. The 2019 DME was another winner.
Miranda Miller has officially signed with Kona to headline their Global Enduro Program.